What if creatures from space started to land on Earth and monsters tried to fit into today’s landscape? Meliza Celeridad, through her art, wants to find out!
Meliza, a college student in San Jose, is exploring an interest in art and photography. While some of her plans are still in the making, she’s starting to find her own visual style in her work. She combines fun image captures with a light sketch style that is all her own.
“It’s so fun to incorporate art into photography,” says Meliza. “I’m still learning photography, but I am experimenting in all things art – from wood sculpture, clay, and ceramics to oil paint, acrylics, and charcoal drawing.”
So far, it’s the pen-and-ink style that has taken hold, and the series here shows an emerging storyboard based on her space creatures. “My favorite technique is drawing lines in my designs,” she says. “Not just plain straight lines, but showing lines on my objects – people, monsters, et cetera. I absolutely love using the pressure control to create these lines and outlines.
“The tablet has allowed me to be more creative in my digital artwork and has expanded my way of thinking,” Meliza adds. “With the tablet, I have been able to accomplish new and different techniques that have found their way into my own personal artistic style.”